Upon his release from prison, Fish is brought to an abandoned restaurant by his old associate, Duke, to celebrate his newfound freedom. However, there's unfinished business that Duke is determined to solve.
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Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. The meal is a lavish array of sushi, served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman. The sushi girl seems catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room, even if things become dangerous. Sure enough, the four unwieldy thieves can't help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot. Written by
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[Max pauses, then whips the sock into Fish's face one more time]
Max! I said time!
F***! I HATE THIS GAME!
Aw, now your sock is all wet.
[Max hucks the sock at Crow]
Well, don't have a hissy fit! Jesus Christ!
Sit on my f***ing fist, you pansy!
Ha. You wish.
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I'm a fan of Indie Films, I love the length the crew goes to to stretch and mold a films assets to it's maximum potential without the use of big name actors and massive CGI exterior. This means not only new emerging actors and film makers are given a fighting chance but the script, filming and acting are exercised and fighting to float in the rising sea of film.
Sushi Girl was something I wouldn't have expected to be a good film with such a title but I was drawn in by the comic style artwork and the premise of a revenge plot.
What it turned out to be, far exceeded my expectations. Here's a rundown of the plot.
After emerging from a six year prison sentence from a diamond heist gone wrong, 'Fish' is greeted by the old crew in seemingly dilapidated hideout turned Japanese 'house of the rising sun' deco from ringleader ,Duke (Tony Dodd). Invited as well from a long absence are four other members of the gang, Francis (James Duval), Hardcore Max (Andy Mackenzie) and Sociopath and twitching Psychopath Crow (Mark Hamill). All aren't as friendly chums as we would have thought, as they subject poor Fish to a violent torture to collect the diamonds he may or may not have stolen over a Yakuza styled Sushi dinner served on a seemingly mute and catatonic naked women ( Stunning, Cortney Palm) The icing of the cake is that everybody is serving an agenda of their own. The conclusion may not have been too mind blowing but was still a riveting film that demands to be seen from beginning to end.
I have read some complaints that the film had endless talking, it does have a lot of talking scenes with plenty of creative torture throughout and back stabbing drama. If you're just an action junky and watched it for the nude sushi girl, than step away from the film. This is a movie that captures a Tarentino style of filming and vision as well as a Bunraku image to it.
The performances were just fantastic. Everybody had a cliché to them that would have failed in lesser skilled hands, Mark Hamills 'Crow' was a driving force that mimicked his Archam Asylem's 'Joker' as a seemingly gay meek man in a pink and grey suit to a disturbed Psychopath as best as any other. Fish is a very convincing Torture victim and seemingly good guy that you feel bad for the poor guy. Tony Dodd wears the skin of his character very well as a ring leader bad guy who could be your pal one moment and your executioner the next. Fantastic little film.
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